Thanks for the read John, superbly written. Definitely reflects a similar stream of thought that’s been on my mind recently.

I feel like one of the greatest tragedies of our digital age is that social media has evolved to entrench people in their opinions and encourages us to be outraged at what goes against our beliefs rather than approaching disagreement from a balanced vantage point. This is spilling over into everyday discourse with more and more people not looking at the people that they engage with as people, but rather as opposition that needs to be corrected. This is a really, really worrying trend. I’ve seen it building momentum within the US and it seems like its starting to infect Australian society too. I really believe that reflective pieces like yours are really crucial to reversing this outrage culture, so thanks for writing. Peace.

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